– American English Pronunciation–

– ( Letter V:  Vi ) –


An alphabetical pronunciation guide of The Common Tongue – a.k.a. – American English Pronunciation, containing the phonetic spellings of a vast selection of common and not-so-common words in the English language, with more added daily.

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The pronunciations are not Universal as there are many different dialects of the English language, both world-wide and throughout America. The pronunciations that are presented here are based upon a combination of both common usage and the most neutral accent used in The International Common Tongue.

 


Vi

 

Vicious
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “ci” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and for the “-ous” suffix – the “ou” combination turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/VIH-shihs//ˈvɪ.ʃə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Victim
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, and the second “i” is an i-schwa

/VIH[K]-dihm//ˈvɪ[k].də(ɪ)m/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Victory
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “c” is hard but is (often) stopped, the “o” disappears, and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/VIH[K]-t’r-ee//ˈvɪ[k].tɚ.iː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Video
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “d” is a flap-d, the “e” is long, and the final “o” is long

/VIH-dee-oh//ˈvɪ.ɾiː.o/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Viet Nam
– For this name, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is (usually) stopped, and the “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”

/veeih[t]-NAHM//viː.ə(ɪ)[t].ˈnɑm/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the third syllable

 

Vietnamese
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, the first “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is (often) stopped, the “a” turns into a u-schwa, the second “e” is long, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, and the final “e” is silent

/vee-ih[t]-nuh-MEEZ//ˌviː.ə(ɪ)[t].nə(ʌ).ˈmiːz/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the fourth syllable

 

View
– For this word, the “iew” combination is pronounced like the pronoun “you”

/vyou//vju/

 

Village
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), the “a” turns into an i-schwa, the “g” is soft, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/VIH-lih-dʒ//ˈvɪ.lə(ɪ).dʒ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the soft “g” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Villain
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the “ai” combination turns into an i-schwa

/VIH-lihn//ˈvɪ.lə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Vineyard
– For this word, the “i” is short, the “e” is silent, the “y” takes the consonant form, the “a” disappears, and the final “d” is a flap-d but is (often) stopped

/VIHN-y’r[d]//ˈvɪn.yɚ[ɾ]/– Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Violation
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, and for the “tion” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/vai-ə-LAY-shihn//vaiː.ə.ˈleiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Violence
– For this word, the “io” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “i”, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “c” is soft, and the final “e” is silent

/VAI-ə-lihn-s//ˈvaiː.ə.lə(ɪ)n.s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “s” ending acts as a fourth syllable

 

Violent
– For this word, the “io” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “i”, and for the “-ent” suffix – the “e” turns into an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/VAI-lihn-[t]//ˈvaiː.lə(ɪ)n.[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” ending (when not stopped) acts as a third syllable

 

Violently
– For this word, the “io” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “i”, the “e” turns into an i-schwa, the “t” is (usually) stopped, and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/VAI-lihn-[t]-lee//ˈvaiː.lə(ɪ)n.[t].liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “t” (when not stopped) acts as a separate syllable

 

Violin
– For this word, the “i” is long, the “o” turns into a true-schwa, and the second “i” is short

/vai-ə-LIHN//vaiː.ə.ˈlɪn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the third syllable

 

Virtual
– For this word, the “i” disappears, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” is long, and the “a” turns into a true-schwa

/V’R-choo-əl//ˈvɚ.t ʃu.əl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Virtually
– For this word, the “i” disappears, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “ua” combination is turns into a true-schwa, the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and for the “-ly” suffix – the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”

/V’R-chə-lee//ˈvɚ.tʃə.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Virtuous
– For this word, the “i” disappears, the “t” is pronounced like the “ch” combination (this is due to the placement of the letter “u” directly after it), the “u” is long, and for the “-ous” suffix – the “ou” combination turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/V’R-choo-ihs//ˈvɚ.tʃu.ə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Virus
– this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, and the “u” turns into an i-schwa

/VIGH-rihs//ˈvʌiː.ɹə(ɪ)s/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Visa
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the long letter “e”, and the final “a” turns into a u-schwa

/VEE-suh//ˈviː.sə(ʌ)/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Visible
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, and for the “-ible” suffix – the “i” turns into an i-schwa, there is a phantom-schwa in-between the “b” and the “l” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/VIH-zih-bəl//ˈvɪ.zə(ɪ).bəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Vision
– For this word, the first “i” is short, and for the “-sion” suffix – the “si” combination is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/VIH-zhihn//ˈvɪ.ʒə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Visit
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, the second “i” is an i-schwa, and the final “t” is (often) stopped

/VIH-zih[t]//ˈvɪ.zə(ɪ)[t]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Visited
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, the second “i” is an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, and since the root-word ends with the letter “t” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending turns into an i-schwa, and the final “d” is (often) stopped

/VIH-zih-dih[d]//ˈvɪ.zə(ɪ).ɾə(ɪ)[ɾ]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Visiting
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, the second “i” is an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, and the “-ing” suffix is pronounced like in the word “sing” or “ring” (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/VIH-zih-ding//ˈvɪ.zə(ɪ).ɾɪŋ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Visitor
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, the second “i” is an i-schwa, the “t” is a flap-t, and for the “-or” suffix – the “o” disappears (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/VIH-zih-d’r//ˈvɪ.zə(ɪ).ɾəɹ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Visits
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “s” is pronounced almost like the letter “z”, and the second “i” is an i-schwa

/VIH-zih-ts//ˈvɪ.zə(ɪ).ts/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “ts” ending acts as a third syllable

 

Visual
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “s” is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, the “u” is long, and the “a” turns into a true-schwa

/VIH-zhu-əl//ˈvɪ.ʒu.əl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Visualization
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “su” combination is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, the second “i” is long, the second “a” is a Long “A” / Long “E” Diphthong, and for the “-tion” suffix – the “ti” combination is pronounced like the un-voiced “sh” combination, and the “o” turns into an i-schwa (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue)

/vih-zhəl-ai-ZAY-shihn//ˌvɪ.ʒəl.aiː.ˈzeiː.ʃə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that there is a minor stress on the first syllable and that the major stress is on the fourth syllable

 

Visualize
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “su” is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix combination in The Common Tongue)

/VIH-zhə-laiz//ˈvɪ.ʒə.laiːz/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Visualized
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “su” is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, for the “-ize” suffix – the “i” is long, and the “e” combines with the “-ed” ending, and since the root-word ends with the sound of the letter “z” – the “e” of the “-ed” ending is silent, and the final “d” is (often) stopped (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix combination in The Common Tongue)

/VIH-zhə-laiz-[d]//ˈvɪ.ʒə.laiːz.[d]/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable and that the “d” ending acts as a fifth syllable

 

Visually
– For this word, the first “i” is short, the “su” combination is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, the “ll” combination is pronounced simply like the single letter “l” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue), and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue)

/VIH-zhə-lee//ˈvɪ.ʒə.liː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Vital
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “t” is a flap-t, and the “a” turns into a true-schwa

/VIGH-dəl//ˈvʌiː.ɾəl/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

Vitamin
– For this word, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, the “t” is a flap-t, the “a” turns into a true-schwa, and the “i” turns into an i-schwa

/VIGH-də-mihn//ˈvʌiː.ɾə.mə(ɪ)n/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable

 

– ( American English Pronunciation – Letter V ) –



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